Foster Coordinator

Paw Prints in the Sand Animal Rescue (PPITS) places a lot of importance in the management of our fosters and volunteers to ensure alignment with the goals of our organization, to ensure foster retention and the well-being of our foster pets. We are seeking a highly motivated, experienced and professional individual to join our dynamic team and assist Paw Prints in the Sand with its foster program. Responsibilities include, but aren't limited to:

  • Maintain Foster Roster
  • Manage Foster activities such as:

o   Attendance to events

o   Pet transport to adoption events

o   Provide assistance on needed supplies (food, toys, shampoo, flea meds, specific pet medications)

o   Needed assistance with pet issues (contact rescue behaviorist)

  • Provide assistance to fosters as needed
  • Conduct home checks on approved foster applications
  • Assist with foster recruitment
  • Manage potential foster conflicts
  • Assist with foster retention and foster recognition
  • Attend adoption events
  • Schedule vetting appointments for fosters as needed
  • Work with Adoption Coordinator on meet and greets
  • Encourage fosters to share their fostered pet and take pictures of their pictures to keep the pet’s bios updated


  • Experience in personnel management
  • Foster experience preferred
  • Must be computer literate and know MS Office and social media platforms
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Commitment to cultural sensitivity and respect for difference
  • Commitment to the continuous improvement of service quality and the organization’s mission
  • Have a reliable vehicle with room for a crate, current car insurance and a valid driver’s license. You also need to have an understanding of responsible and secure animal transport.

5 - 10 hours/ week

This is an unpaid internship or volunteer opportunity. Paw Prints in the Sand reimburses for rescue-related expenses and mileage according to the IRS Non-Profit Standard Mileage Rate.